Am I Next? Layoffs at Jack Cooper Transport

Kansas City, Missouri-based Jack Cooper Transport Company, the largest over-the-road transporter of light-vehicles in the United States and Canada and is one of the largest inspectors and shippers of pre-owned vehicles in the United States, has filed the appropriate state WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) notice and union notices indicating the company will be ceasing yard management operations at its Kentucky Truck Plant terminal located in Louisville, Kentucky on April 21, 2019.

This closure is expected to be permanent and will affect 425 yard employees who provide yard management services. The company’s core business, carhaul/transportation, will continue to operate from the facility and no truck drivers are affected. The company currently operates 1700 trucks out of more than 50 terminals in the United States and Canada.

There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere ... are you now wondering, Am I Next?